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DA LANCHE IGLEY CHREINER UILDING IIIIIIIIIII II II III I I I I I IIIIIIII J J J IIIIIIIII I II II I II I IIII IIII I IIIIII I II I II I IIII I II I II i I Early Avalon, CA - The construction of the Ada Blanche Wrigley SchreinerBuilding of the Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's most ambitious project since William Wrigley Jr. built the town's iconic Casino in 1929. The new museum building represents the mostsignificant contribution to the arts and culture of Catalina Island in the history of the island. ,, Since . the . bui[ding _.gll,.Q n bz eg in._g.... .. remQny November 2, 2013, a construction crew has been working to ready the museum's lot located in the heart of Avalon on Metropole Avenue. According to Mike Flynn of Christopher Hill Development, who is heading up the construction project, "Everything is on schedule. We will be working on the foundations this week and expect to start pouring concrete in about two weeks." Marengo Morton Architects of La Jolla designed the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building. ,The firm has been working closely with the City of Avalon, finalizing various mechanical and electrical details. Exterior Atrium "We are honored to be a part of this historic project on Catalina Island," said Claude-Anthony Marengo the lead architect on the project. "1 look forward to the ocean views from the outdoor space on the second level and standing in the exterior atrium surrounded by the beautiful sculpture garden." Bird' s-Eye View "We are very pleased with the progress," said Michael De Marsche, the museum's Executive Director. ,'We continue our work to raise the remaining funds needed to finish our capital campaign. But we are very close. The community will see a noticeable transformation of the museum's property in the coming weeks, as the building begins to take shape. This is an exciting time in our history." Catalina Island Museum Interior Lobby To participate in the Catalina Island Museum's capital campaign, please contact Devin Thompson by phone at 310,510-4650 or via email at Development@CatalinaMuseum.org. Formore information, please visit www.CatalinaMuseum.org. ............................................................. : ................................................................................................................................................................. ~ ................................................................ ~ ............................................................ i ............................................................................................ THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, April 4, 2014 i 9